Study Uses Satellite Data to Estimate Crop Yields Aug 23, 2017

🕔Aug 23, 2017
Without advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range—from high-energy gamma rays, to visible, infrared, and low-energy microwaves. The […]

Iowa Corn: Yield Estimates – Using the Yield Component Method Aug 22, 2017

🕔Aug 22, 2017
It’s that time of year when corn yield estimations increase. The USDA NASS objective yield survey came out on August 17. This report indicates the third highest yield on record […]

Mississippi Corn: How Can I Estimate Yield? Jul 12, 2017

🕔Jul 12, 2017
There is a method you can estimate corn yield by thoroughly sampling random ears in a field. It will take some effort and knowledge to accurately represent your field or […]

Wheat Tour Finds Lower Yield Potential; Snow, Freeze Losses Still Uncertain May 4, 2017

🕔May 4, 2017
This week I joined the annual Wheat Quality Council (WQC) “Hard Red Wheat Tour” for an early survey of the new crop. Each year, participants gather in Manhattan, KS, and […]

Ohio Corn: Estimating Yield Losses from Drought Damaged Fields Aug 16, 2016

🕔Aug 16, 2016
Rainfall over the past weekend helped some drought stressed corn fields, especially late plantings, but it may have been too late for others. Prior to this rainfall, according to the […]

Indiana Corn: Estimating Yield Prior to Harvest Aug 15, 2016

🕔Aug 15, 2016
Fancy colored yield maps are fine for verifying grain yields at the end of the harvest season, but bragging rights for the highest corn yields are established earlier than that […]

Florida Corn: What’s My Corn Yield? Getting an Early Estimate Jul 14, 2016

🕔Jul 14, 2016
Farmers like to walk their corn fields preharvest and gather estimates of potential yields. We know better than to “count our chickens before they hatch,” but we also have to be prepared for […]

Good on Grain: Prospects for Corn and Soybean Production Estimates Nov 16, 2015

🕔Nov 16, 2015
Listen to MP3 Podcast Current corn and soybean prices reflect, in part, the large U.S. crops just harvested. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the final estimates […]

Nebraska Corn: End of the Season Yield Estimates Oct 12, 2015

🕔Oct 12, 2015
Corn grain filling is complete in approximately 80% of the acreage across the Corn Belt based on simulations performed Oct 7. Corn has not reached blacklayer yet in a few […]

USDA Reports Summary: Production Forecast Lowered, Yield Estimates Increase – DTN Oct 9, 2015

🕔Oct 9, 2015
USDA lowered its forecasts for corn and soybean production to 13.56 billion bushels and 3.89 bb respectively. On corn, USDA estimated the national average yield at 168 bushels per acre, […]

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